Cost of living in Ponce, Puerto Rico

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $9
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) $6
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $2.36
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $1.50
12 eggs, large $2.84
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $2.89
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $3.64
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $2.82
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $2.52
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $1.89
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $15
2 liters of Coca-Cola $1.23
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $1.72
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area $1,253
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area $847
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $259
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area $883
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area $666
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio $176
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) $43
40” flat screen TV $424
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) $170
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $7
Hourly rate for cleaning help $10
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) $42
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) $59
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) $81
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $81
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new $30,181
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $0.89
Monthly ticket public transport $98
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) -
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) $5.86
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $17
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) $65
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) $5.68
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $2.94
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $3.67
4 rolls of toilet paper $2.58
Tube of toothpaste $2.30
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $12
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $42
2 tickets to the movies $14
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $68
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $78
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $6
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $3.90
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $3.14
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB $650
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $0.15
1 month of gym membership in business district $33
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes $7
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 81 prices entered by 5 different people.
Latest price update: July 25, 2017.

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